Oglethorpe named to Princeton Review’s Best Colleges 2021

The Princeton Review has once again recognized Oglethorpe University as one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast.

The well-known education services company included Oglethorpe in its 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region—recommended schools that are “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” in a college search. Only 142 colleges in 12 Southeastern states and 655 overall made the “select group” of colleges. Princeton Review’s Best Colleges constitutes just 23% of the nation’s four-year colleges.

“We chose Oglethorpe University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief.

He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits.

“We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek added.

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

The Princeton Review is one of several publications in recent weeks to include Oglethorpe among their stand-out schools. Oglethorpe is the only university in Georgia to make the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 “Best Buy Colleges and Universities,”, a list of only 10 private and 10 public colleges and universities nationwide. Oglethorpe was also recently ranked among the top schools named Best Value Colleges in Georgia by SmartAsset.

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